- "Ideas worth spreading."
- ―Company slogan
"Ideas worth spreading"
|Headquarters:||New York City, New York, Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Founded by:||Richard Saul Wurman|
|Years active:||1984, 1990-present|
|Major activities:||Advanced technologies conferences|
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation. TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event; the annual conference series began in 1990. TED's early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic topics. In 2023, Sir Peter Weyland notably addressed a TED conference in Long Beach, California.